Quality control is the key to a reliable water supply

Effective, continuous quality monitoring has long been an unfulfilled aspiration of the municipal water sector. The lack of real-time water quality information has severe consequences for the health of consumers. Every year, undetected contamination of water supplies affects millions of people all around the world, as water suppliers are over-reliant on hit-and-miss sample-taking routines. And the late detection of quality issues frequently leads to lengthy and costly supply disruptions.

Smart Water Cycle: digitalized asset management

UROS Smart Water Cycle offers wireless liquid quality measurement, detecting even the slightest changes in water quality in real time. The solution has been developed by combining global connectivity capabilities and Risk Based Asset Management (RBAM).

Multiple smart sensors installed throughout the water distribution network detect pollutants promptly. The real-time data on the Smart User Interface enables immediate corrective actions to be taken by the water operator before wider damage occurs, whilst also providing vital insights into root causes.

The solution is also a valuable resource when implemented in wastewater networks. The availability of real-time information is crucial as it gives plant operators visibility to any abnormal discharge spikes. This allows processes to be optimized accordingly. The solution can also serve as a regulatory enforcement tool in industrial zones, helping to trace the source of illegal effluent discharges.

Technology overview: Connecting the water cycle

UROS Smart Water Cycle performs automatic data analysis that encompasses a continuum of technologies, including smart sensors, artificial intelligence, web interfaces and automated alert systems.

Technology overview: Connecting the water cycle

UROS Smart Water Cycle performs automatic data analysis that encompasses a continuum of technologies, including smart sensors, artificial intelligence, web interfaces and automated alert systems.

UROS Smart Sensor

Wireless UROS LEW-100 sensors monitor water quality by measuring the electrochemical profile, or 'quality fingerprint', of the water at multiple measurement points throughout the distribution network. The water's quality fingerprint at each such location is continuously compared with a pre-defined ideal quality profile, by means of neural network calculations. The data is visualised, in real time, on the Smart User Interface.

UROS Smart User Interface

The data measured by the smart sensors is analysed and then visualised in the Smart User Interface. Detecting the path of possible quality changes helps the operator to discover cause-effect relationships, and so facilitates the managing or complete elimination of disruptive factors.

During installation of each sensor, an alarm trigger level is set, so that in the event of a significant deviation in water quality, the user is alerted immediately by SMS or email.

Ready to make your water cycle smarter?

If you are interested in Smart Process Management for the municipal water sector, please let us know. Our IoT & and Smart Cities team will get right back to you.